An instructor once told me that when there's resistence in your body, it's only because of the resistence in your mind. It's about getting inside the pose. Being the breath.
I took solace in my relationship with God who, along with my dog, was my best friend growing up.
I work with youth offenders in LA, I've heard them speak and see how music manipulates them.
Its from the deep waters that we come.
And we are heartfelt and treacherous like those waters.
We come with an unflinching devotion to the mystical and to God - representing life and embracing death.
It's from our sufferings that we form our consciousness
I have a desire to create more film, more beauty, more art, more love, but I don't feel desperate. It's not about creating or building a career.
I'm learning more and more that love plus attachment equals pain.
That industry expects you to prove yourself over and over again. Do I stay doing this, or do I raise my daughter and live surrounded by people who love me? Wasn't even really a choice.
My life is art. Its how I express God
I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism.
I'm writing a film. With our access to these powerful media, we're going to take over, because it's really disgusting what is put out there now to be consumed
Both of my parents would say they were atheists, so where I inherited my connection to God I don't know. But it's natural. No Bible, no Torah, just the love religion.
Everyone has their story. Everyone has issues. You have to face your fears.
Having a mate has given me that feeling of safety.
I'm a shy person. I don't know if it's in my DNA to share with the world.
A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We've tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk.
Having Zoe saved my life. It was my wake-up call. There were so many things I didn't want to pass on to her.
I felt devalued and disrespected. The energy behind it felt disingenuous and motivated by corporate profit.
Prisons are like the concentration camps of our time. So many go in and never come out, and primarily they're black and Latino.
We're getting ready to take over the world. My group of girlfriends - we're renegades
Success made me self-sufficient, but it also took away my anonymity. I'm just this quiet nobody, and all of a sudden people are nervous around me. That was kind of weird.
My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the 60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family.
What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty, and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money.
Let those who know know, and let me keep what little privacy I can.
Theres not a lot out there, and what is out there has to be really interesting to make me want to leave my life, which is really precious to me.
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